With the weather being sunny (and a bit hot !) this is a good time to get some photos of roses. The best place we have found for this in London is Regents Park – if you don’t know it you are missing out big time !
You still have a few weeks to get roses at full bloom and Regents Park flower garden boasts 12000 varieties. At the moment it is momentous and the scents are heady.
To get to Regents Park you can walk down from Primrose Hill all the way – which is quite a walk in the sun. If you want less of a walk then Regents Park tube is OK. There are maps around telling you YOU ARE HERE and they are accurate enough so you don’t get lost. Look for the rose garden on the map.
For the photo here, I shot directly towards the sun (using a lenshood). I used a Polarising filter to cut down reflections and this is definitely needed here – it was bright sunlight. Normally you don’t shoot towards the sun unless you want a silhouette but the flowers and leaves are not opaque – they let light through and this is why it works. Notice the darks in the trees where the light didn’t get through.
On a sunny day you can get high shutter speeds even at ISO 100 so you can get over any problems with the flowers moving in the wind.
Interestingly, the photograph looks like it was sharpened in software – but it hasn’t been, it must be to do with the light.
I stopped down slightly to make sure the white clouds were not blown out – this worked fine with the Nikon camera – they are great at exposure…
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